Saturday, August 18, 2012

NEW RECORD price at Monterey Auction (Autoblog)

1968 Ford GT40 Gulf Mirage Sets Auction Record At US$11 Million

1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage
Posted Aug 18th 2012 10:00AM

There are no certainties on the auction circuit, though any association with the late Steve McQueen can almost guarantee an upward nudge on the final bid. Throw in a provenance that includes multiple racing wins, work in one of the most beloved films in automotive history along with an iconic livery and you've got the 1968Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing car seen here. The car took the checkered flag at Spa in 1967 when it was still Mirage M.10003, becoming the first car to wear the powder blue and marigold to victory in the process. In 1968, this machine underwent a slew of changes at the hands of J.W.A. in England, making it GT40 chassis number P/1074.

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